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“History Is Expanding” For One Thousand, Alex: Part I

The Turing Test was first concocted in the early 1950s by computer theorist and visionary Alan Turing. The test was designed to answer the question “Can computers think?” In one version, an inquisitor sits before a panel and asks questions … Continue reading

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Eternal Life For Pennies A Day

In the future, we’ll all be famous for 15 minute eternities. We will live on, in digital form, as long as artificial intelligence, computers, and our robot overlords allow us. This is a new phenomenon. Thousands of years ago, it … Continue reading

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Never Predict the End of the World. . . Twice: 5 Things 2011 Taught Us About Tomorrow

We are all living in the sonic boom of acceleration. It’s created when the bullwhip cracks, temporarily breaking the sound barrier. These little snaps are all around us now. 2011 saw the death of Apple Computer’s co-creator and visionary Steve … Continue reading

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Steven Spielberg Won’t Return My Calls

If I write a science-fiction movie, it will be about the madcap adventures when autopens take over the world. First, a quick little history lesson about autopens. This invention has been around for centuries. It affords dignitaries, presidents, even regular … Continue reading

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